The Caribbean Export Development Agency in collaboration with the European Union has launched the Direct Support Grants Programme, a newly developed grant facility in response to COVID-19 and the need for CARIFORUM firms to access finance during a time when cashflow has been significantly restricted. CARIFORUM firms will now be able to submit proposals or applications for a Direct Support Grant (DSG) of up to €15,000.
The Direct Support Grants Programme (DSGP) has been developed in response to the immediate need for firms to retool and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Caribbean Export has allocated funds for CARIFORUM firms, to be dispersed as grant funding. This funding is provided by the European Union under the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme.
It is our duty to remain informed and compliant with the health and safety protocols established during this pandemic! Click the link below to read more regarding the BVI Port Authority's implementations of New Health and Safety Protocols.
On August 31, 2020, the Financial Services (Fintech Regulatory Sandbox) Regulations 2020 came into force, significantly enhancing the British Virgin Islands regulatory framework and providing room for innovation in the fintech sector. The sandbox is a controlled environment for fintech businesses to conduct live-testing with temporarily adjusted regulations. Fintech developers can operate within the sandbox for a set time period and with limited reach, without having to go through the usual full process of regulatory authorization.
BVICCHA's Member-2-Member Discounts are a great way to draw more attention to your business both offline and online. Companies that offer discounts will receive publicity in the Chamber’s newsletter, ChamberNews, and have their business published on the Chamber’s website. There is NO cost to participate in the Member-to-Member Discount Program.
To join, see the online form on the BVICCHA's website.
Below are the available Member-2-Member Deals. Click the images to see more.
Click here to watch this conversation with our very own member Ms. Alicia Green of IPS on what it takes and how to start a business right here in the Virgin Islands.
The Virtual Island Summit is a free and entirely online event designed to connect global islands to share their common experiences through a digital platform. Join islanders from around the world to share ideas, good practices, and solutions.
In this webinar participants learn how specific commodities have been able to brand their products and how MSMEs can use the IP system to build brand presence, capture market share and price premiums.
Join one of the below Direct Support Grants Programme Sensitization Webinars and have all your questions answered before you apply for the Direct Support Grant.
Applications Open to Virgin Islanders for Chevening Scholarships
The Office of the Governor invites Virgin Islanders interested in postgraduate study in the United Kingdom (UK) to apply for the Chevening Scholarship Award from September 3 to November 3.
The final session in the 3-part series Music in the Digital Context is focused on writer and publisher royalties.
This country’s five commercial banks and at two of the biggest credit unions are set to launch a new VISA/MasterCard automated banking machine (ATM) cards shortly as the local CariFS system is abandoned.
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) recently launched an online Quick Risk Estimation (QRE) Tool to help micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, especially those in the informal sector, develop a basic understanding of their general level of risk and vulnerability to COVID-19 and other risks. It includes an interactive questionnaire that produces a real-time dashboard that points a business and enterprise owner to their estimated general risk level, particularly to COVID-19.
7th September 2020 – The National Hurricane Centre is monitoring 4 Tropical Systems in the Atlantic. Disturbance 2 is south-southwest of Bermuda. Two depressions have formed in the eastern Atlantic and Disturbance 3 is to emerge off the west coast of Africa. None of the tropical systems are a threat to the British Virgin Islands at this time but we will continue to monitor the systems for any changes.